Early morning scare for bumbling crooks

2015-06-10 16:34

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Durban - Two inept burglars got the fright of their lives when they were confronted by a La Lucia homeowner, and ended up hotfooting through a picket fence before falling off a two-metre drop in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Craig Adendorff, owner and operator of Suncell Watch, had woken up for his morning cycle when he heard the beeping alert of his garden beams.

“I usually wake up at around 4am for a cycle, but I was woken up by the noise of our beams going,” he said.

Adendorff said that his suspicion was aroused when the beams sounded over and over again.

“These guys seem to have come from the property behind us and climbed over a short wall and into my garden. The moment they entered my property the alarm sounded. It’s just a beeping sound in the house,” he added.

“It went off repeatedly so I got up and looked out of my window and I saw them standing next to my pool.

"As I pulled the curtains back, I yelled at them. They got such a fright when they saw me that they ran through a picket fence and then fell off a 2m drop in the garden and landed with an almighty thud on the concrete slab at the bottom.”

Adendorff said that by the time he managed to get out of the house, the two had fled.

“If it wasn’t for those beams they would have come right into the house and I might have walked straight into them if I had my bike. This just serves to emphasise the importance of all-round security.”

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